Sen. Olympia Snowe

Former Senator from Maine, Republican

Snowe, a Republican, was a senator from Maine from 1995 to 2012.

She was previously the representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district (1979-1994).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Snowe sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below was a member of the Senate in 2013. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Snowe is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Enacted Legislation

Snowe was the primary sponsor of 24 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Snowe sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Commerce (24%) Taxation (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Science, Technology, Communications (12%) Health (10%) Economics and Public Finance (8%) Finance and Financial Sector (8%) Transportation and Public Works (7%)

Recent Bills

Some of Snowe’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Snowe’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 1540 (112th): National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012
Dec 15, 2011. Conference Report Agreed to 86/13.
Nay H.R. 3080 (112th): United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Oct 12, 2011. Bill Passed 83/15.
Yea H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010), also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act, was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
Nay H.R. 3081 (111th): Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011
Sep 29, 2010. Bill Passed 69/30.
Yea On the Nomination PN64-6: Timothy F. Geithner, of New York, to be Secretary of the Treasury
Jan 26, 2009. Nomination Confirmed 60/34.
Yea H.R. 2642 (110th): Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008
May 22, 2008. Motion Rejected 34/63.
Nay H.J.Res. 20 (110th): Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007
Feb 14, 2007. Joint Resolution Passed 81/15.
Yea On the Nomination PN177: Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., in the Army, to be General
Feb 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 83/14.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Jan 2013, Snowe missed 11 of 5,995 roll call votes, which is 0.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of senators serving in Jan 2013. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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